February's "Metamorphosis," created by Carol Bloom Trugman demonstrates relief printmaking, in which a plate with ink applied is brought into contact with paper and, for this piece, put through a printing press. She made it at New Milford's Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
Her inspiration "goes with whatever moves me at the moment," says Carol, a grandmother of 11 who is also skilled in watercolor, acrylics and photography, particularly photo etching, a cousin of printmaking.
Her etchings, on display at the Lambert Castle Museum in Paterson in October 2002, were featured in an article in the Gazette. "My work represents a lifetime of photographing people, places and things too beautiful to be left behind without something to remember them by," she said. "Photo etching enables me to take my love of photography to another level." A favorite etching was of a father and little girl at the Glen Rock Duck Pond.
With two years at NYC's School of Visual Arts to her credit in the early 1970's, she then focused on raising two kids in Glen Rock. She's had one-woman shows and has sold and donated her art. During her 45 years here in town, Carol has worked as a travel agent, tour guide, columnist for The Sports Journal and cable broadcaster. For more about Carol's art, read the article in the Gazette below.